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How Evil Is Pop Art?

New European Realism 1959-1966

Collezione Olgiati

From 23 September 2018 to 6 January 2019, Spazio -1. Collezione Giancarlo e Danna Olgiati will host the exhibition How Evil Is Pop Art? New European Realism 1959-1966, curated by Tobia Bezzola. The exhibition stems from the desire to re-read the European Pop phenomenon via a sophisticated selection of works thanks to the encounter between two private collections. With forty-two works, all of which executed between 1959 and 1966, the exhibition offers a surprising view of the artistic languages that, notwithstanding differences and similarities, were simultaneously formed in France, Great Britain, Italy, and Germany: paintings and sculptures that represent the finest results of European Pop Art show how in these countries a new artistic sensitivity was articulated, one that, in the richness of the formal language and the breadth of the contents, could be compared to the characterizations of American Pop Art.